Our team

Franck

Franck

 The boss since 2013

Specialist in: skiing, snowboarding, MTB, ski touring

Languages spoken: French, English, Russian

Audrey

Audrey

 Head of clothing, accessories and kids toys

Specialist in: talking marmots, apres-ski wear, ski touring, nordique walking

Languages spoken: French, English, Spanish

Pierre

Pierre

 Looks after equipment hire, skis and snowboards

Specialist in: skis, snowboards, boots, seasonal rentals

Languages spoken: French, English

Francois

Francois

 Looks after skis, snowboards

Specialist in: skis, snowboards, boots, MTB, ski touring

Languages spoken: French, English, Spanish

Loic

Loic

 Looks after skis, bikes and activities

Specialist in: ski maintenance, bike maintenance

Languages spoken: French, English, Ewok

Alex

Alexandre

Apprentice expert

Specialist in: client care, goods dispatch

Languages spoken: French, English

Our history

In 1978, the Allin family opened their first shop, Val Sports, on the Col du Merdassier. Ski instructors fell in love with this resort and it grew into the commune of Manigod. We have a passion for skiing and living in the heart of the mountains, but mostly we desire to live in harmony with the environment.

In 2015, our commitment guided our new team. The desire to make the mountain accessible to all by offering the best products at the lowest prices and by allowing as many people as possible to enjoy their passions guides us throughout the year. For more than 35 years, our shop on the slopes of La Clusaz has offered both the rental and sale of ski equipment, snowboard gear and outdoor equipment.

With our ski resort experience, we had the desire to embark on a new challenge. We decided to offer our expertise as widely as possible by creating our online sales site. In 2005, we created SnowUniverse.

With more than 70 brands on snowuniverse.com, you can find our entire collection of new skis as well as all our accessories such as ski goggles, sunglasses, gloves, hats, backpacks, and also our special section for Nordic walking.

We’ve chosen to remain by the ski slopes and offer distance selling because we wish to maintain our expertise of the mountains, in the mountains. We test and experiment with mountain equipment to choose the best equipment to offer for sale.

Are you in the area? Or holidaying nearby? Come and visit us directly at our shop in Manigod. For those further away, don’t hesitate to contact our customer service team on +33 (0)4 50 02 48 22 or email contact@snowuniverse.com Our team is there to help and advise you in your purchases of snowboards, snowshoes, ski boots, ski jackets and more.

For buying advice right now, read our BUYING GUIDES for your purchases on SnowUniverse.